Our Story

Hi! We’re Tom and Sarah, parents to two lively boys and founders of ExplorerTots. We first had the idea of building a brand and products to excite children about the world around them and encourage them to explore when our eldest son started to point at the bicarbonate of soda in the store cupboard and tell us “that makes volcanoes” and chatted non-stop about the planets after a conversation about the solar system with his grandparents.

We realised how totally mind blowing it is for our little ones to learn about the world, whatever their stage of development, and wanted to channel our son’s energy and curiosity into exciting activities and adventures that would delight and grow him.

We already participated in a lot of out-of-the-house preschool activities and wanted to make what we did together at home just as much fun. We filled a box with a variety of differently themed activities, both our boys adored their box, their friends joined in and the ExplorerBox was born.

ExplorerBoxes have come a long way since then. Each box is now based around a single exciting theme and little explorers have tonnes of fun learning about our amazing world through making and doing. The box contains four individually packaged and captivating activities, all of the materials and instructions, fun facts cards to talk about together, and great ideas for other ways to explore the theme.

All of our activities are inspired by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) and get children out in the world around them. They’re not just craft activities and are designed to completely captivate inquisitive little minds.

We’re environmentally conscious too, so wherever possible the activities and packaging are made of recyclable materials.

Our boxes make unique gifts and perfect rainy day, weekend and holiday activities.

Through our business we also want to give something back to families who are less fortunate than our own as we know we're very lucky. So for every ExplorerBox sold we donate 50 pence to children's charities and we also gift ExplorerBoxes where they would be useful and enjoyed. So by becoming one of our customers you team with us to help others.

We hope your little explorers love their ExplorerBoxes as much as ours do and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.

Happy exploring!